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Things my toddler has taught me about taking care of myself

BY DR LY HART-SMITH In the midst of these uncertain times, it’s even more important to take care of yourself so that you can manage the additional stressors associated with life since COVID-19. These are some of the things that my toddler has taught me about taking care of myself. Prior to becoming a parent, […]

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How to Worry Effectively

BY JESSICA INMAN-HISLOP As COVID-19 continues, it can be hard not to slip into worrying about the implications this may have for us: for our employment, for our social lives, for our physical and mental health, and that of our loved ones. Worry is a normal part of human experience; it is an attempt by […]

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Stop “Shoulding” All Over Yourself

BY JESSICA ARADAS “Should” is an important part of our moral compass. It guides rules and obligations, indicates what we care about, and ultimately holds us accountable for our actions and how our behaviour affects others. You’ve probably found yourself in an increase of “shoulds” dealing with COVID-19. I should get outside today, I should […]

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How to support HSC students in isolation

BY DR. BARRY MCNAMARA Teenagers do not have the life experiences, emotional resources or maturity that adults are able to draw upon in these extraordinary times. This is where parents and carers can step in and be their guide, their support, their constant in a situation where they have little control over what is currently […]

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How Traffic Lights Can Help You Manage Your Emotions

Building Self-Control BY JULIET REINER Sometimes it’s easy to get swept away by emotions, especially strong emotions like anxiety and anger, and when we do, it can make us feel out of control. The ability to regulate our emotions is often referred to as self-control, impulse control or anger management. It’s really the ability to […]

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